Gujarat: Upper primary section with fewer than 20 students in 179 Kutch schools to be closed

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    Gujarat: Upper primary section with fewer than 20 students in 179 Kutch schools to be closed

    By: Express News Service|Rajkot |

    November 25, 2020 5: 52: 33 am





    Gujarat schools closed, Kutch schools closed, Gujarat covid cases, Ahmedabad coronavirus cases, AHmedabad news, Gujarat news, Indian express news If the cumulative variety of students studying in Class 6 and 7 is more than 20, then the school will be allowed to enrol students in Class 8 gradually, the federal government circular states. (Representational)

    Trainees of 179 government primary schools in Kutch district are set to be moved to other schools as the state education department has actually ordered closure of upper primary sections of schools with less than 20 students and shift the trainees to other schools with higher enrollments.

    ” We have actually identified 179 schools where upper primary areas will need to close down and shift their trainees to close-by other government schools. A government circular has actually directed us to start this process from November 3 and complete it by November30 Accordingly, we have advised mukhya shishkas (primary instructors) of respective upper primary schools to finish this process,” JP Prajapati, district primary education officer (DPEO) of Kutch, informed The Indian Express

    The relocation will impact trainees from remote towns in nine out of 10 talukas of Kutch, aside from Gandhidham taluka. They consist of 45 schools in Rapar taluka, 31 in Bhachau, 28 in Bhuj, 20 in Mandvi, 15 each in Lakhpat and Abdasa and seven each in Anjar and Nakhtrana talukas.

    There are overall 1,794 federal government main schools in Kutch, the largest district in Gujarat in regards to geographical area, where towns are often far fetched with a number of them populated by livestock herders who frequently carry out seasonal migration in search of fodder and water for their livestock.

    The DPEO, nevertheless, said that his workplace had actually not calculated the number of trainees likely to be affected by the decision.

    ” We have counted just the number of classes that will have to be merged. The federal government has directed us to close down upper main sections with less than 20 trainees,” stated Prajapati.

    Providing details, he added, “If the number of students in Class 6 of a school offering education from Class 1 to 6 is less than 20, Class 6 in the school would have to be shut down and students will be shifted to a neighboring school. Similarly, if a school uses education from Class 1 to 7 but the total variety of trainees in Class 6 and 7 are less than 20, then Class 6 and 7 will need to be closed down and trainees will be shifted.”

    If the cumulative number of students studying in Class 6 and 7 is more than 20, then the school will be enabled to register students in Class 8 progressively, the federal government circular states.

    ” We have actually identified schools where another federal government school with greater variety of enrolment of students is situated within the radius of 3 kilometres. Transport will be arranged for trainees. If there is no other federal government school within three-kilometre radius, upper primary areas would continue to exist even with less than 20 trainees,” the DPEO added.

    Educators impacted due to closure of upper primary areas will be transferred to nearby schools if there are vacancies or will be moved outside the taluka likewise, the circular adds.

    ” Enrolment in government schools is decreasing because more variety of parents are selecting independent schools for their wards,” Prajapati added.

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